May 2012 Keep-It-Together Checklist Stay calm and in control with Real Simple's monthly to-do list. Sign up to have a manageable list of 4 tasks delivered to your inbox every week. Save this checklist! Progress Saved Your progress has been saved **You've changed this checklist.** Remember to save your progress. See Your Saved Checklists | All Checklists done! Speed-clean your pantry. Getting dinner on the table every night is hard work, navigating an impossible-to-find-anything pantry is just another unnecessary roadblock. It takes only one hour to empty the cupboard and categorize food items, wipe down the shelves, and restock in a perfectly organized fashion. Here’s to those twenty-minute dinners getting to the table on time! done! Shop for exercise apparel. Discounts of up to 60 percent provide another great incentive to head outside and enjoy the spring weather. done! Make a flower arrangement. There’s no need to splurge on a flower delivery. Follow these tips to create a swoon-worthy bouquet in no time. done! Recharge. Put a little pep into your step by making one (or all 32!) of these simple changes to your daily routine. done! Find easy storage solutions for all kinds of clutter. Find easy storage solutions for all kinds of clutter. From children’s artwork to kitchen utensils, so many things accumulate in the household over time, which means cluttered counters, overstocked drawers, and major messes. The good news? You don’t have to throw things away to get organized! Free up counter space by storing knives on a wall-mounted magnetic strip, keep track of odds and ends by attaching canning jars to the underside of a shelf, and conserve space in the linen closet by rolling towels (rather than folding). With some bright ideas and a few minutes, it’s easy to conquer the clutter in any room. done! Create a shadow box. Get started on this easy DIY project, so you can surprise Dad with a touching homemade Father’s Day gift on June 17. done! Revamp the medicine cabinet. Toss expired medications and stock up on first-aid basics, so you’ll be prepared to treat any minor bumps and bruises this summer. done! Keep produce fresh. Use this comprehensive storage guide to extend the lifespan of everything from apples to zucchini. done! Brighten your tabletop in no time. Even if you aren’t expecting company this weekend, a pretty arrangement can update any space. It takes just five minutes to craft a wide range of centerpieces made from floral, fruit, candy, or even paper elements. done! Pamper yourself. It only takes two minutes of buffing and moisturizing to make your feet sandal ready. done! Start a vegetable garden. Take advantage of the long weekend by planting early-season crops and a host of summertime fruits and veggies like tomatoes and squash. done! Clean the grill. Before you fire up the barbecue this weekend, follow these simple tips to prep it for another summer season. done! Decorate your living room with easy tricks. Rest assured: You can skip those visions of demolition because updating your living room is simpler than you may think. Easy weekend projects like hanging a collection of silver trays, painting the walls, or adjusting the lighting can transform a space. If you’re looking to splurge a little, consider purchasing a bold accent piece, shopping for a patterned rug, or investing in double-duty pieces to get the most bang for your buck. done! Reimagine family time. Whether you include the kids or opt for some one-on-one time, these creative activities are fun and affordable. done! Change your hairstyle. Try one of these low-maintenance styles for a simple yet flattering way to keep hair away from your face. done! Get creative with leftovers. Instead of tossing those extra buns from your Memorial Day cook out, use the leftovers to whip up one of these delicious recipes. Progress saved Progress SavedYour progress has been saved**You've changed this checklist.**Remember to save your progress.